BS in Information and Decision Sciences

Distinction

 

2402-2404 University Hall (UH)
(312) 996-2676
http://www.uic.edu/cba/cba-depts/ids/
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Professor and Interim Head, prasad@uic.edu
Rachel L. Morrow, Assistant Director of Budget, rlmorrow@uic.edu
Arnita R. Bryant, Customer Service Specialist, bryanta@uic.edu
Undergraduate Programs: 1118 UH
Faculty Advisor: Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, mbwm@uic.edu

 


 

The Department of Information and Decision Sciences offers instruction in the integration of information systems design with the interdisciplinary sciences of decision making. It explores the synergy between information management, information technology, operations management, risk management, and statistics in today’s business organizations, and exploits them for business value. It is at the cutting edge of today’s business innovations.

Majors in Information and Decision Sciences take courses that give a thorough background in information systems, operations management, and statistics, and an up-to-date knowledge of one or more of the disciplines chosen by the student. This will enable a graduate of the program to bring an analytical approach to the solution of management problems and to find employment in fields such as information systems development, business process management, operations and production management, business analytics, and statistical data analysis. The program also provides ideal preparation for graduate study leading to the MS in Management Information Systems, Master of Business Administration, and other advanced degrees.

Students are also referred to Statistics and Operations Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the catalog.

 

BS in Information and Decision Sciences

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Information and Decision Sciences degree from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Information and Decision Sciences degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

BS in Information and Decision Sciences
Degree Requirements
Hours
General Course Requirements
60
Business Core
33
Major Requirements
18
Business Electives
9
Total Hours—BS in Information and Decision Sciences
120

 

General Course Requirements

See General Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

See Business Core in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Courses
Hours
One of the following courses:
3
IDS 201—Business Computing I (3)
IDS 331—Business Analysis Using
Spreadsheets (3)  
 
   
IDS 406—Business Systems Project
3
IDS 410—Business Database Technology
3
Nine additional hours of 300- or 400-level courses
from the IDS department.
9
Total Hours—Major Requirements
18


Business Electives

Courses
Hours
Any three 300- or 400-level CBA courses.
9
Total Hours—Business Electives
9

A course can be used to satisfy only one area of required or elective courses.


Sample Course Schedule

See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section.

 

Distinction

See Academic Honors in the College of Business Administration section.